Celebrating Milestones

Your-Communication-Connection-Speaker-Colette-CarlsonToday is my oldest daughter's 19th birthday which I realize must sound absurd given I'm just a few years older! This got me noodling on how dramatically I've changed when it comes to celebrating milestones. You see, BC (Before Children) I was one of those people that didn't make a big deal about celebrations or accomplishments. I didn't attend my college graduation ceremony, tried to convince my sweetie that Elvis Chapel was a great choice for a wedding (didn't work), and when awards came my way through work wouldn't put them on display. Only through the eyes of my child was I able to reawaken to the necessity of celebrating milestones. Whether taking her out for ice cream after learning how to tie her shoes or blowing up too many balloons to acknowledge her birthday, I saw the excitement and could feel her joy for being recognized and validated.

Now as I travel around as a motivational speaker I encourage sales teams to set goals and then celebrate their success! I teach overwhelmed, overworked women to celebrate themselves for all they do at the end of a week with a bubble bath, a new magazine or a walk/talk with a good friend. I encourage leaders to celebrate their teams achievements with a funny statue, pizza party or letter of recognition. Why? Recognizing others accomplishments through celebration is an incredible way to stay connected, grow relationships and grow results. Gotta go plan a celebration….


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Colette founded Speak Your Truth, Inc. to share her success systems and inspire others to Think It! Speak It! Live It! Her tools and takeaways create authentic, long-lasting change in every aspect of your life. With a MA in human behavior, a successful business and 2 teenage daughters, Colette provides a unique combination of education, research, real-life experience, and heartfelt humor to motivate you with her high content programs. Improve your Communication Skills, Work-Life Balance, Sales, Leadership, Assertiveness, Negotiation…all wrapped in the genuine power of Speaking Your Truth.

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  1. Thanks for the reminder, Colette! Let’s keep our eyes open for those successes around us that deserve a big round of applause! And to YOU – for helping to shape the life of one fabulous 19 year old – YAY YOU!!! CONGRATULATIONS! DING DING DING! HOME RUN!

  2. You go girl! Today I celebrate YOU. For all that you are – all that you give to others. I know the world sees the motivational speaker on the stage. I see the woman when she walks off the stage – and she is true to the core. Nothing better than a motivational speaker who walks her talk – or should I say speaks her truth! You rock. Now I must go dig up some chocolate to celebrate!

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